Jonathon Saunders: They walk among us

Hat shading face, hoodie up, sunglasses on. Is this minority racial profiling or a disguised action hero hunched on the car bonnet in this poster-scale artwork? In Darwin they know the answer: for justice and equal rights writ large you can turn to the art collective TaNTrum, co-founded by Jonathon Saunders with artist Koulla Roussos to celebrate Darwin’s creole splendour – Indigenous, Greek and Southeast Asian – sometimes called Darwin Pop. This small band of art heroes fight against Offshore Money and Oil Inc., especially the destruction of the ragged geography of the city’s built form, with witty group exhibitions or manifests in paste-ups in declared laughter zones aka street art spaces.

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